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It is! :thumb: I think there was a segment on those revolvers, on Wednesday Night At The Range, on the Outdoor channel, last night.
 

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The only thing I dislike is the lack of an ejector rod housing, but that's less of an aesthetic shortcoming and more of a structural weakness which would make me worry. Other than that, it's a beautiful revolver.
 

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The Pinkerton Security Agency still had and issued those guns for armed sites. They may still have a bunch of those old Colts across the country.
 

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From the 1920's. FoMoCo Security Guard, Willow Rum plant. Colt Police Positive 38, (38 S&W). Tell me it ain't gorgeous!!
I'm very knowledgeable on the area that revolver was carried in. Back then the biggest concern would have been livestock and a potential commie spy breaching the plant. The job would have been considered a "cake walk" compared to the Dearborn plant, where for many years a marker stood off site to mark where Dearborn PD and guards killed layed off workers who attempted to over run the grounds (depending on which version of the story you believe).

A great piece of history you've got there.




https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Hunger_March



http://reuther.wayne.edu/node/7263
 

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Nice lookin' gun!

Tuco, are you sure that's the ejector rod? Looks like the cylinder pin to me. I could be wrong tho.
 

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I'm very knowledgeable on the area that revolver was carried in. Back then the biggest concern would have been livestock and a potential commie spy breaching the plant. The job would have been considered a "cake walk" compared to the Dearborn plant, where for many years a marker stood off site to mark where Dearborn PD and guards killed layed off workers who attempted to over run the grounds (depending on which version of the story you believe).

A great piece of history you've got there.




https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Hunger_March



Walter P. Reuther Library (12274) Ford Hunger March, Funeral Procession, 1932
Geez that's dark... I suppose it was a good thing those guns were chambered in .38 S&W rather than a more potent cartridge, otherwise there would have likely been more fatalities.
 

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Pretty cool. I think it's awesome how companies were pretty much self sufficient back then. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of shooting a "grease gun" made by General Motors.
 

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Looks great, and the badge makes it even better.
 

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It's not mine. I do have it's twin, mine is from 1924 without the Ford logo and inventory number. This FoMoCo gun is a 1926. They are great guns.
Addressing the ejector rod without an end latch or shroud. I have a bunch of the Colts from the era of no ejector rod shroud, never have I found one with a crooked rod simply because it was unshrouded. I have S&W from the same era that have the latch/protection under the barrel. With or without....never affected the use of the gun.
 

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From the 1920's. FoMoCo Security Guard, Willow Rum plant. Colt Police Positive 38, (38 S&W). Tell me it ain't gorgeous!!
Yeah, you'd need to guard all that rum during prohibition!
 

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So that IS an shell ejector and not a cylinder pin?
 
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This shows the left side of the Police Positive 38. Shows the cylinder release and the crane and ejector rod. Typical of all Police Positives and Police Positive Specials and every other Colt DA built after 1889.
 

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